Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Notre Dame Cathedral May 31

    Notre Dame Forecourt Opens to Public After Long Cleanup

    Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Apr 27

    Work Resumes on Rebuilding Notre Dame

    Workers in Paris have started rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral after work was paused for weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Apr 15

    Bell Rings At Notre Dame Cathedral One Year After Devastating Fire

    The 13-ton bell at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris rang on Wednesday, one year after a fire swept through the landmark.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Jan 5

    Renovation Chief: Notre Dame Cathedral Is Not Saved Yet

    The French general who is overseeing the reconstruction of the fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet. Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin told French broadcaster CNews on Sunday that “the cathedral is still in a state of peril” after last year’s fire.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Dec 25, 2019

    Notre Dame Rector: Fragile Cathedral Might Not Be Saved

    The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there’s a “50% chance” the structure might not be saved, because scaffolding installed before this year’s fire is threatening the vaults of the Gothic monument. Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said restoration work isn’t likely to begin until 2021 — and described his “heartache” that Notre...

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Dec 22, 2019

    Notre Dame Fire Wakes the World Up to Dangers of Lead Dust

    The blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral has revealed a gap in global safety regulations for lead dust. The Associated Press has found that other historic European capitals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization also have no such guidelines.

  • Paris Dec 20, 2019

    Photos: Inside Notre Dame After Devastating Fire

    A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Dec 20, 2019

    Notre Dame Cathedral to Miss First Christmas in Centuries After Fire

    Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars — a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed.  Yet, an accidental fire in peacetime finally stopped the cathedral from celebrating Midnight Mass this year, for the first time in over two centuries.  As the lights stay dim in the once-invincible 855-year-old Paris landmark, officials are trying hard to focus...

  • France Oct 4, 2019

    Paris Police Attack: No Suggestion of Terrorism

    The French government says there is nothing to suggest the police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death at Paris police headquarters was radicalized. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said Friday on France Info that Paris prosecutors have decided to open a murder investigation on facts “which are not falling under terrorism at this stage of the investigation.” French media said...

  • France Oct 3, 2019

    Civilian Employee Kills 4 in Knife Attack at Paris Police HQ

    A civilian employee raged through Paris police headquarters with a knife Thursday, stabbing four police colleagues to death before he was shot and killed, French authorities said. The man, a technology administrator in the police intelligence unit, launched the attack in his office then moved to other parts of the large 19th century building across the street from Notre Dame...

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    3 Police, 1 Assistant Dead After Knife Attack in Paris

    An IT worker at a police headquarters in Paris went on a knife attack, killing three officers and an administrative assistant on Thursday.

  • President Aug 19, 2019

    Lead Scrubbed From Paris Streets as Notre Dame Work Resumes

    Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral returned Monday to the Paris site for the first time in nearly a month, this time wearing disposable underwear and other protective gear after a delay prompted by fears of lead contamination. Meanwhile, cleanup teams swept, sprayed and vacuumed neighboring streets Monday to scrub away any lead left over from the April blaze...

  • Europe Jul 24, 2019

    New Threat to Fire-Damaged Notre Dame Cathedral: Heat Wave

    The chief architect of France’s historic monuments says he’s afraid that the heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceilings of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse. Dozens of sensors dotted around the 12th-century monument have shown no indication that it’s deteriorating, but architect Philippe Villeneuve is worried. Villeneuve told reporters Wednesday the stone walls are still saturated with...

  • President Jun 15, 2019

    Notre Dame Celebrates First Mass Since April Fire

    The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after the blaze engulfed the landmark Gothic building in the French capital,...

  • President Jun 15, 2019

    Notre Dame Celebrates First Mass Since April Fire

    The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after the blaze engulfed the landmark Gothic building in the French capital,...

  • Paris Jun 14, 2019

    US Donors, Not French Billionaires, Foot Notre Dame Repair Bills

    The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s been mainly American citizens, via the charitable foundation Friends of Notre Dame, that have footed the bills and paid salaries for...

  • Oct 3, 2015

    Officials: Oregon College Shooter Died of Apparent Suicide

    The man armed with several guns who walked into a Thursday morning writing class at a rural Oregon community college and fatally shot nine people, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, speaking at a news conference Saturday, said the medical examiner’s office has determined the cause of death as suicide. Officials initially said the...

  • Paris Apr 22, 2019

    Notre Dame Fire Was a Warning Bell. Will Europe Listen?

    It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals,...

  • Paris Apr 21, 2019

    Outrage After Some French Protesters Urge Police Suicides

    With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding more help for France’s beleaguered workers, retirees and students. On Saturday, Associated Press reporters heard some protesters in...

  • Paris Apr 20, 2019

    Yellow Vest Anger Burns in France, Fueled by Notre Dame Fire

    French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the protesters wear, the scattered small fires in Paris appeared to be a collective plea...

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